Lessons to learn from Japan's QE
30 October 2013 Last updated at 04:24 GMT
In the US the Federal Reserve is holding its penultimate meeting of the year. It is expected to maintain its policy of record low interest rates and to delay the reduction of its massive stimulus programme.
The end of the US stimulus will have global ramifications.
But as Mariko Oi reports, there are lessons to be learned from the Japanese, who were the first to implement so-called "quantitative easing" programmes.